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Kimberly Gomboz ’09
Our EMAC graduates have careers across the spectrum in multimedia design. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides a strong background in communication, art, design, music, and technology that prepares them for creative positions in
- major animation studios
- video, music, and entertainment industries
- graphic design and website/mobile design companies
- advertising and marketing firms
Some graduates start their own companies and do independent consulting. The possibilities are endless!
Below is a list of some of our graduates. Click on their names to see what they're doing now and how EMAC helped them achieve their professional goals.
Kimberly Gomboz ’09
Freelance Designer; Proposal Analyst, IT Services Government Contractor
The EMAC program highly prepared me for the job I'm in, even though my position isn't necessarily a position within a normal EMAC scope. One of the main benefits of the program, in comparison to other university graphic design programs, is that RPI's program is technology- focused rather than traditional hand-sketching arts. It is unique that we receive a B.S. rather than a B.A. I think this opens a lot more opportunities; as technology becomes more prominent in society, more high-tech companies will be looking to hire more technology-oriented employees.
Marketing Communication and Design
While I am doing freelance print graphic design (mostly stationary/invites/business cards), I am employed full-time as a Proposal Analyst for an IT Services Government Contractor company (DMI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Much of what I do uses the communication part of the EMAC program: proposals are basically persuasion marketing materials. I have rarely done the same thing twice. I learn something new every single day... more like a lot of new things!
- Create new organization charts for each of the new proposed teams for the government programs
- Update and recreate technical process flow charts
- Conduct research for projects
- Coordinate meetings and sections of the proposal
- Create PowerPoint slide decks for contracts over $25 Million